This recipe is very close to my heart, because sometimes you can’t get to the taco bell drive thru, but you need your chalupa fix. The simplicity of this is perfection, and if you’re a texmex lover like me, you’ll pretty much always have these ingredients at home, and if not, you can find them anywhere. Literally. I was on the tenth target run of the week and found mini tortillas and I knew there and then that this was gonna happen very soon. So here you go, home made chalupas. And i’d like to point out that since I don’t fry the tortillas they probably have less calories than the taco bell ones=)
Here’s what you’ll need for 12 mini chalupas
1 pack mini flour tortillas
1 can refried beans (I get the vegetarian ones)
1 Tblspn taco seasoning
salt to taste
2 cups shredded cheddar
1 cup sour cream
1 seeded and diced tomato
1 cup shredded lettuce
Taco Bell sauce (available at most grocery stores)
There is very little cooking involved in this. Put the beans in a sauce pan and heat them through with the taco seasoning, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar and a pinch of salt. Taste to adjust the flavour accordingly.
In an oven proof dish line up the tortillas, folding them to form a taco shell. Spray them with pam or brush them with some oil. Divide the refried bean mix between the tortillas and bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes.
Remove the dish from the oven and begin layering the sour cream, remaining shredded cheddar, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce into each tortilla.
Serve with taco sauce!
SO simple yet so divine! This is a recipe you all have to try, I insist! (You can always replace the beans with beef or steak)